April 1, 2019 Subject:
I sang a little while and then flew on.
August 30, 2017 Subject:
Highlights: Jack Straw, Scarlet Begonias
May 17, 2017 Subject:
Completely under-rated year
Coming to this recording after listening to a loooong line of '70-'77 shows, and you know what? It really occurs to me that 1993-95 really get the short end of the stick among collectors. Say what you want about the band being in decline at this point -- the Welnick years may indeed be worthy of all the derision anyone wants to heap upon them.....
BUT -- the last 4-5 tours have a few things going for them. First, the band's overall sound is just awesome. The guitars and drums are just so crisp, with such a nicely-balanced tone. Second, there are so many new songs being worked into the setlist at this point. It's hard to make the case that the band was on autopilot, when the creative gates still seemed to be open. It's not a perfect setlist, but the versions of "Jack Straw" and Scarlet --> Fire make this one a keeper.
All in all, I highly recommend this entire run of Deer Creek '93 shows.
December 7, 2011 Subject:
my first show
my first show.. thanks for the soundboards.. I remember doing a dope deal with someone at a gas station at 96th & highway 37 then heading for the show. A guy jumped in the back seat of our car after we'd parked and gave us some bumper stickers and said "give me $3 or I'll blow up your car while you're in the show." We paid. Didn't really know what was going on but I remember a lot of people disco dancing outside a microbus with speakers.. went to the show and were duly blown the hell away. I remember walking out of the gates and hearing hissing.. my first intro to nitrous. We went up and partied at Pine Lakes that night and then did the next two nights and hustled our way to RFK. Thanks for the soundboard, it means a lot to me! ps- I am an Indy head.. wish I had gotten on the bus a lot sooner!!
Thanks to all involved with this super fine recording of a nice show, From the band to the taper, the crowd, and the person that uploaded. I never did care for Black Peter, I admit there are several songs I would rather not hear in the Dead catalog. Sometimes though, everything comes together and I will hear a version of a song that makes me change my mind and like it, this is what happened with Black Peter at this show. For some reason I got it, it clicked, it was one of those "inspirational" moments. It is funny that a song I dreaded seeing and hearing at a show for so many years was turned into one of my favorites at the blink of an eye. I love the whole scene, the entire GD experience, the good and the bad, its a package deal.
I must digress, I have issues with what is currently going on with Furthur. I feel Bob is going a bit too far. It is insulting to fans in my opinion to do Jerry tunes in the manner and to the extent that he is doing. It is wrong on several levels. But I still go and enjoy it all. As I said with the good comes the bad, yin yang, etc. Saw a couple of Furthur shows last year-one was just a show, the other was pretty damn good. Also have to say Billy and Micky's Band Rhythm Devils with the line up from late summer to the January Jam cruise was smoking hot! Just incredible. I am looking forward to seing the line up with Steve Kimock and Kellr Williams this summer 2011. Enough rambling. Thanks for the music folks!!!